Soulful Women’s Retreat

The Soulful women’s retreat will feature quiet time in nature and play time in the pool overlooking the Hudson. Come sit “in the circle” and remember how to feed your soul. There will be both group and self-guided exercises to help you get in touch with your heart’s desire.  Candlelight labyrinth walks will follow the Hudson River sunsets. In addition, enjoy sound healing, reiki and many reasons to smile. The Soulful Women’s Retreat is an experience you will always treasure.

Dates & Time: Fri., Aug. 21 at 5pm through Sun., Aug. 23 at 1pm

Presenter: Kacey Morabito Grean

Fee: $275 (all inclusive)


About the Presenter: 

Kacey Morabito Grean is host of the popular podcast “Shine On”, retreat leader, inspirational speaker, and advanced reiki practitioner. In her weekly podcast, reminding you “You are a miraculous creature capable of great things” is at the heart of all she does.


Directed Summer Retreat

Come and reflect on your life and hear God’s whispers and movements. The silent, directed retreat is a rich opportunity for sacred silence with a daily opportunity for spiritual direction.

Daily reflection and celebration of the Eucharist will punctuate the days of rest and replenishment overlooking the majestic and beautiful Hudson River. Relax and enjoy the pool and grounds.

Date & Time: Sun., Aug. 2, at 5pm through Fri., Aug. 7 at 11am (after brunch)

Presenters: Fr. Francis Gargani, CSsR and Janet Corso, Sr. Connie Koch, OP and Amy Sucich.

Fee: $595 (all inclusive)


About the Presenters:

Francis Gargani, CSsR is a Redemptorist priest, and experienced spiritual director, retreat leader, and workshop leader. He has served in a variety of ministries in parishes, at college campuses, and retreat centers, Presently, Francis ministers in the area of peace and justice.

Janet Corso, MA, is a spiritual director, supervisor and trainer of spiritual directors. Janet also leads retreats and workshops, and was formerly the director of The Mariandale Retreat Center. She is a member of Mariandale’s Contemplative Formation team.

Connie Koch, OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope. She is a preacher, storyteller, spiritual director and has led retreats, parish missions, adult faith formation and youth groups. She is Promoter of Preaching for the Dominican Sisters of Hope and Chaplain for the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

Amy Sucich, LCSW-R has a long history of deep listening as a trained social worker.  She is currently a spiritual director and retreat facilitator and an active member of the Mariandale community. Amy also serves on the Mariandale Advisory Committee.



Being Here: Life Itself is an Unimaginable Gift

Life itself is an unimaginable gift. Even as we meet its challenges, the things that move our hearts and break our hearts, the griefs and losses, they are never the end of the story. Within every circumstance is a deeper dimension that exceeds what we’re going through. As author Andrew Harvey writes, “Our shared planetary future depends on our taking-alone and together and soon- the journey into love.” Join Paula D’Arcy as she presents a very special silent retreat weekend.

Date & Time: Fri., June 26 at 5pm through Sun., June 28 at 1pm

Presenter: Paula D’Arcy

Fee: $395 (all inclusive)


About the Presenter:

Paula D’Arcy, MEd in counseling psychology, author, speaker, retreat director, president of Red Bird Foundation, and adjunct faculty at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX, is a well-known author of 13 books, and has also toured for ten years preforming in an original play. She is an internationally recognized speaker and retreat facilitator. In 2001, she founded Red Bird Foundation, which supports those in need of healing.

Mindfulness for Christians Series

Mindfulness for Christians is a new series that offers practical teachings and meditation techniques for helping us get in touch with “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.” By cultivating loving awareness of our thoughts and experiences, we can better navigate everyday difficulties and experience God’s presence in our lives. Prayer, contemplative practices, and reflection will be interwoven in this exploration of the gift of the present moment. These classes are for beginners, and for experienced meditators who want to explore mindfulness from a Christian perspective.

May 12: “Be still and know that I am God: Cultivating inner peace”

May 26: “A ‘temple of the Holy Spirit’: Experiencing God through our bodies”

June 9: “Do not be anxious about anything:  Dealing with difficult emotions”

June 23: “Self-compassion: Loving ourselves as God loves us”

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, May 12, 26, June 9 & 23 from 7-8:30pm

Presenter: Christina Leaño

Fee: $20 per session or $65 for the series (students of all ages free)


About the Presenter:

Christina Leaño is a meditation teacher, spiritual director, retreat leader, and faith-based activist. She has been studying and practicing contemplative practices in both Buddhist and Christian traditions for over 20 years, including 3 years in a cloistered Cistercian monastery.  Christina is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the University of San Diego Center of Mindfulness, is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and holds an MA in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union.

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